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 ===== Generating Instant Quotes ===== ===== Generating Instant Quotes =====
  
-You can request Instant Quotes for single compounds and molecule collections by clicking on the orange **"​Quote"​** buttons, filling out the **[[quoteform|Quote form]]** and clicking on **"​INSTANT QUOTE"​**. The quote generation typically takes 1-2 minutes depending on the complexity of the **[[iq#​price_optimization|price optimization]]** problem. After the calculations are finished, the best price and fastest delivery quotes are displayed. You can click on **"See details >>"​** to analyze the quotes in more detail and to further optimize your purchase order by eliminating expensive compounds one by one (see **[[http://​doc.mcule.com/​doku.php?​id=iq#​effective_price|effective price]]**).+You can request Instant Quotes for single compounds and molecule collections by clicking on the orange **"​Quote"​** buttons, filling out the **[[quoteform|Quote form]]** and clicking on **"​INSTANT QUOTE"​**. The quote generation typically takes 1-2 minutes depending on the complexity of the **[[iq#​price_optimization|price optimization]]** problem. After the calculations are finished, the best price and fastest delivery quotes are displayed. You can click on **"See details >>"​** to analyze the quotes in more detail and to further optimize your purchase order by eliminating expensive compounds one by one (see **[[iq#​effective_price|effective price]]**).
  
-In the header of the generated Instant Quote you will find important information such as: quotation reference ID, quotation and validity date, payment terms, estimated delivery time, delivery format and Mcule contact (where PO can be sent). Below, you will find a table summarizing the contributions of compound prices and delivery costs to the total price. Please note that the shipping costs might include the procurement of compounds from various suppliers plus package consolidation. The minimization of the shipping costs is also part of the **[[http://​doc.mcule.com/​doku.php?​id=iq#​price_optimization|price optimization algorithm]]**.+In the header of the generated Instant Quote you will find important information such as: quotation reference ID, quotation and validity date, payment terms, estimated delivery time, delivery format and Mcule contact (where PO can be sent). Below, you will find a table summarizing the contributions of compound prices and delivery costs to the total price. Please note that the shipping costs might include the procurement of compounds from various suppliers plus package consolidation. The minimization of the shipping costs is also part of the **[[iq#​price_optimization|price optimization algorithm]]**.
  
 Below the price summary table, you can find a detailed list of the selected products showing the supplier, available maximum stock amount and the quoted amount. Additionally,​ the **"​Effective price"​** is also displayed, which shows how much the total price will be reduced, when the particular compound is skipped from the quote. You can eliminate expensive compounds by selecting them and clicking on **"​REMOVE SELECTED AND RECALCULATE"​**. A new quote will be generated. You can go back to your original quote and all others generated by removing selected compounds by clicking on **"<<​ Back to quote list"​** in the top right corner of your quote. Below the price summary table, you can find a detailed list of the selected products showing the supplier, available maximum stock amount and the quoted amount. Additionally,​ the **"​Effective price"​** is also displayed, which shows how much the total price will be reduced, when the particular compound is skipped from the quote. You can eliminate expensive compounds by selecting them and clicking on **"​REMOVE SELECTED AND RECALCULATE"​**. A new quote will be generated. You can go back to your original quote and all others generated by removing selected compounds by clicking on **"<<​ Back to quote list"​** in the top right corner of your quote.
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 ===== Effective price ===== ===== Effective price =====
  
-**"​Effective price"​** is displayed for all products listed in an Instant Quote. It shows how much the total price would be reduced if the particular product was removed from the quote. You can eliminate expensive compounds by selecting them and clicking on **"​REMOVE SELECTED AND RECALCULATE"​**. Please note that negative effective price is also possible and it means that removing the product would increase the total price. This is possible when you are on the border of a price category jump, e.g. ordering 100 compounds instead of 99 could result in lower average price per product. Zero effective price is also possible if you are below the minimum order fee of a given supplier.+**"​Effective price"​** is displayed for all products ​/ suppliers / catalogs ​listed in an Instant Quote. ​ 
 +It shows how the removal of the product / supplier / catalog effects ​the total price. In addition to the price of the product, "​effective price" may include delivery cost, customs duties / taxes, packaging fees small / minimum order fees, etc. You can eliminate expensive compounds by selecting them and clicking on **"​REMOVE SELECTED AND RECALCULATE"​**. Please note that negative effective price is also possible and it means an increase ​of the total price upon removal of a product / supplier / catalog. This is possible when you are on the border of a price category jump, e.g. ordering 100 compounds instead of 99 could result in lower average price per product. Zero effective price is also possible if you are below the minimum order fee of a given supplier.
  
 ===== Online tracking ===== ===== Online tracking =====
  
 All your "​ordered"​ Instant Quotes are listed under **"​INSTANT QUOTES / Ordered"​**. A tracking number of each of them is listed. By clicking the tracking number, you can track the status of your order, which is updated as your order is processed. ​ All your "​ordered"​ Instant Quotes are listed under **"​INSTANT QUOTES / Ordered"​**. A tracking number of each of them is listed. By clicking the tracking number, you can track the status of your order, which is updated as your order is processed. ​
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